I’m new to the group, too, and am wondering about others’ experiences with compressed lumbar vertebrae and vertebroplasties. I found out last summer that I have osteopenia, which showed up when I had 4 compressed vertebrae over a period of 3 months. Vertebroplasties were done on all 4, and I’m doing well now. Has anyone else had vertebroplasties? I’d be interested in a discussion with those who have, as I don’t know what to expect long-term.